In my opinion it far better to leave the driving age at This enables teenagers to learn a lesson, while still in their parents care. Teenagers need to learn how to drive so they can provide their own transportation to work and school, because it's very possible that shortly after their 18th birthday they will either be leaving home for college or possibly military service. To me, it doesn't make sense to up the limit.
Grease , Fast Times at Ridgemont High , American Graffiti — all these classic films depict a teen driver piling their friends into their cars and going out to have fun. In the state of California, new drivers under the age of 18 are to follow certain laws that restrict them from driving at certain times and with certain people. These laws include a curfew of not being allowed to drive between 11 p. Personally, I live in a neighborhood where most of the kids all go to Mater Dei; naturally many carpools have been created because of this. When I got my license over the summer, I was asked by numerous parents about taking their kids to school because their work schedules made this difficult to do on their own. However, being a minor and a new driver, legally I am not allowed to take them to school. Being unable to help other students due to these stringent laws puts a burden on parents who have busy work schedules.
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Your phone rings and you answer. On the other end is a Georgia State patrolman with a message that your teenage son or daughter has been involved in an auto accident. Instantly your world turns upside down, your heart begins to race, your mind speeds through a series of horrible scenarios, and as you struggle to keep your composure, you manage to ask the officer — are they okay? The officer takes a breath and cautiously responds — you need to get to the hospital, and gives you the address and adds, please drive safely.